Unlike many traditional European and New World vegetables, most Asian vegetables mature very quickly, and once ready to harvest must be picked within a day or so. Small regular sowings are required. Pak Choi (Bok Choy) and Chinese Cabbage (Wong Bok) are best sown in summer and autumn in cold areas, July to March in warm areas and all year in tropics. Sow the seed where the crop is to be grown, watering and feeding generously.
Komatsuna Red Hybrid
Brassica rapa var. pervirdis
(Red Mustard Spinach). Heat tolerant, this hardy variety can be planted from spring to autumn. Leaves are rounded, quite smooth with purple tops and green undersides and stems. Great for salads, sandwiches, and stir-fries. Don’t over-cook or the red colour will fade.